12 Best Places To Stay In Cairo, Egypt - Updated 2024

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Cairo is a massive metropolis that can be overwhelming at times. There’s just so much going on and there’s plenty to see and do. That’s why it’s important to find suitable accommodation that will be relaxing after navigating Cairo’s busy streets and important landmarks. It’s also smart to book a hotel or guest room where the staff or hosts are helpful and friendly, making your visit as enjoyable as possible.

The good news is that there are plenty of fantastic hotels and guest rooms in Cairo to suit every pocket. And given that the Egyptian people are very hospitable, your stay in Cairo should be a very memorable one. Here are some of the best places to stay in Cairo that should be on your radar when you plan your first or next trip to Egypt. Once you’ve found somewhere to stay, check out the must-see tours and best things to do in Cairo.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 20, 2024.

1. Conrad Cairo Hotel & Casino (from USD 257)

If you’ll be staying near the downtown area of Cairo and seeking premier accommodations, then the Conrad Cairo Hotel may be perfect for you. It’s a 5-star hotel that offers guests a wide range of amenities such as well-furnished rooms, luxurious marble bathrooms, private balconies, flat screen televisions, private meeting rooms, and a heated outdoor pool. The best part is that this Cairo accommodation overlooks the Nile River, which will cause you to spend much time on that private balcony. And since it also features a casino, you may want to try out a few games in case you’re lucky.

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El-Moezz El-Moezz El-Moezz

I definitely recommend checking out El Moez street only 6.7 km (4.2 mi) from the hotel. You can get your hands on a gorgeous collection of local arts and products and explore remarkable pieces of metal and ceramic dishware showcased by the vendors. Some other things that you can find here are embroidered scarves and clothes.

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Conrad Cairo Hotel & Casino

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1191 Corniche El Nil
3.84 km (2.4 mi) from Khan el-Khalili

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

2. Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino (from USD 170)

The Cario Marriot Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino is a sight to behold with its pristine gardens and overwhelming splendor. All in all, this is an extremely luxurious complex that offers its guests an incredible amount of variety. The hotel’s restaurants specialize in Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Japanese, and Italian cuisine. And if that wasn’t enough, there are six cafe bars on the premises, which ensure that guests always stay refreshed. Cairo Marriot Hotel is located in the Zamalek district, which is known for its nightlife and restaurants. The Nile River, Gabalaya Park, and an aquarium are all in close proximity, so there’s much to do for guests staying here.

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Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

Address: 16 Saray El Gezira, Zamalek, Downtown, Cairo, EGY, 11211
3.88 km (2.5 mi) from Khan el-Khalili

Free WiFi Smoke alarms Fire extinguishers Swimming pool Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Shared lounge/TV area Delivered food is securely covered

3. Designer apartment near the airport (from USD 82)

We would bet that no other Airbnb vacation rental in the heart of Cairo screams “stylish” as loud as this luxurious designer apartment, located just five minutes from the airport. The property is in a gated residential community that includes an outdoor pool, which guests are welcome to enjoy. The apartment, which has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, can accommodate up to six guests. Come and live like a local for a little while in Cairo by staying at this heavenly unit.

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Cairo, EG, Egypt
12.99 km (8.1 mi) from Khan el-Khalili
119 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is beautiful
very clean modern spacious unit
apartment clean and as advertised pictures are accurate
the home is absolutely gorgeous neat clean and spacious with great decor
the location is good very close to the mall and to the airport
very safe and great location next to plenty of stores
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4. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (from USD 515)

This is one of the classiest 5-star hotel resorts in the Cairo, which offers international guests some exceptional amenities. It towers over the Nile River; be awed by some amazing views of the river from the hotel’s rooftop area. The hotel features a luxurious spa, salon, gym, outdoor and indoor pools, and a variety of excellent restaurants. Moreover, travelers are only about a 10-minute drive from the center of Cairo, while car rental can be arranged from the hotel’s front desk.

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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1089 Corniche El Nil - Garden City
3.41 km (2.2 mi) from Khan el-Khalili

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

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5. Fairmont Nile City (from 172 USD) (from USD 225)

Fairmont Nile City is a 5-star hotel right by the River Nile, just minutes away from Cairo International Airport, the Cairo Museum and other popular attractions. It offers elegantly styled art deco rooms that fit a range of budgets and feature all the amenities you would expect from a hotel of this stature, including satellite and cable TV, complimentary tea and coffee, Wi-Fi and premium branded toiletries. The rooms have spectacular views of either the city or of the Nile. Climb up to the rooftop pool deck and see all the way across Cairo toward the famed pyramids. With 7 dining options to choose from you’ll never want for good food and drink. To top it all, guests consistently rave about Fairmont Nile City’s amazing service. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Be prepared to be treated like a celebrity in this amazing Cairo hotel.

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Fairmont Nile City

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Corniche El Nile, Ramlet Beaulac
4.27 km (2.7 mi) from Khan el-Khalili

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

6. Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir (from USD 150)

Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir is a luxurious stay without being too on the nose. You can choose among suites with a city view, superior rooms with a pool view, or deluxe side Nile view rooms. Either way, you get all your money’s worth when you book this four-star hotel. You’re welcome to keep fit at the gym, go for self-care at the spa, and sweat it out in the sauna room. For some late-night indulgence, sip on some cocktails at the poolside bar and dine at the restaurants and coffee shops on the premises.

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Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 2 Kasr Al Nile, down town, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt, 11511
2.55 km (1.6 mi) from Khan el-Khalili

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

7. Pink Haven (from 51 USD)

Pink Haven is a guest home that resembles a contemporary apartment with all the necessities one would need. Rooms are quite spacious with high ceilings, while each area of Pink Haven is decorated with impeccable detail. Overall, these accommodations feel very homely making guests feel like they’re staying over at a friend’s place. It’s also situated in a great part of Cairo, as the downtown district, Maadi, and Garden City are in close proximity.

Pink Haven

Price: from 51 USD

Number of Guests: 1

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8. Hotel Grand Royal Cairo (from 35 USD)

This 22-room hotel is located in Cairo’s downtown and is a stone’s throw from the Nile River and Al Qubbaah Palace, which are some of the best areas to stay in Cairo. The downtown area also has plenty of restaurants, cinemas, and museums. However, visitors won’t mind spending a little extra time inside the hotel as it’s very cozy with contemporary stylings, wooden floors, free WiFi, and ample air conditioning. Furthermore, this hotel offers a shuttle, laundry, ticket service, and a 24-hour help desk.

Hotel Grand Royal Cairo

Price: from 35 USD

Number of Guests: 1

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Another nearby attraction that's definitely worth your attention is the Tomb of Maya. It's located just 450 m (1,476.38 ft) away from the hotel and a short walk from the south of The Step Pyramid. Its walls are engraved with detailed carvings, offering insights into the past of the region.

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9. Osiris Hostel Cairo (from USD 24)

What should one expect from a hostel that’s named after an ancient Egyptian deity? Luxurious rooms that are just divine, right? Well, the Osiris Hostel Cairo isn’t exactly brimming with luxurious splendor, but it’s a very comfortable and homely hostel that feels rather quaint. The rooms have an airy quality to them, and there’s also a rooftop terrace where visitors can relax and enjoy wondrous views of downtown Cairo.

Osiris Hostel Cairo

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Osiris Hotel Cairo

8.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 49 Nobar Street, Downtown, Bab El Louk
2.1 km (1.4 mi) from Khan el-Khalili

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

10. Hotel Safir Cairo (from 128 USD) (from USD 110)

Tucked away amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Cairo, the Hotel Safir Cairo is like an oasis of calm and luxury. The art deco style fused with Egyptian themes lends an air of romance and exotic mystery to the place and all the details work together to ensure your comfort and convenience. The rooms are spacious and very clean and feature all the amenities you will need to make your stay enjoyable. Have a relaxing soak in the tub – all bathrooms have one! Or head on to the hotel’s spa area for a more indulgent dip in the hot tub and melt all your worries away in the sauna. The outdoor pool is perfect for a swim or to enjoy the sun. When you get hungry try any of the restaurants in and around the hotel. If you are keen on exploring local attractions then this location is perfect. The pyramids of Giza are a 30-minute drive from the hotel and the train station is a few minutes’ walk away. Hotel Safir Cairo is a certified “Green Star” hotel and complies with the Egyptian government’s initiatives for sustainable tourism.

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Safir Hotel Cairo

Wifi Available

Address: Midan El Missaha Square
4.94 km (3.1 mi) from Khan el-Khalili

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

11. Kings Palace Hotel

Budget travelers and backpackers tend to gravitate towards hostels such as King’s Place Hostel. And for good reason, especially when one considers what great value this hotel provides to most travelers. This no-frills hostel provides all the basics such as clean rooms, private bathrooms, and free WiFi. Furthermore, it’s located near the center of Cairo giving travelers easy access to all of the city’s key attractions.

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Kings Palace Hostel

Address: 3 Ibrahim El Qabbani Street Off Sabri Abu`Alam Street Next-Talaat Harb Sq.
2.18 km (1.4 mi) from Khan el-Khalili

Library CCTV in common areas Concierge service Tour or class about local culture 24-hour security 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Luggage storage Non-smoking rooms

12. Bella Luna Hostel (from USD 20)

Bella Luna Hostel is the ultimate accommodation for travelers on a tight budget but who still expect high standards and friendly service. This comfortable and cozy hostel offers visitors plenty of space, air-conditioning, inviting balconies, and free WiFi. Furthermore, it’s located in the heart of Cairo; therefore, visitors have quick and easy access to the Nasser Metro Station and Egyptian Museum. Since Bella Luna offers such excellent value, rooms are always in high demand so book early!

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Egyptian Museum Prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret
Take a 15-minute walk to the nearby Egyptian Museum where you can admire the unfinished head statue of Queen Nefertiti, wife of King Akhenaton. It's been kept in the museum for preservation after being excavated near Tell el-Amarna. You can also stop by the limestone statues of Prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret (The beautiful) from the 4th dynasty - one of the best-preserved masterpieces with vivid colors.
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Cairo’s accommodations provide real value

We hope that this list answers your question of where to stay in Cairo for tourists. Cairo has a respectable amount of excellent accommodations to suit every pocket. But most hotels, hostels, and private accommodations in this city tend to be cheap or reasonably priced. Some 5-star hotels offer visitors the same amenities they would find in similar hotels in developed countries but still manage to provide a better value proposition.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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